A FOREST OF ANCIENT SNAGS
A wildfire that burned through the mountains south of Mt. St. Helens in the early 1900's left behind hundreds of huge standing dead snags, like the one pictured here on the right. A cohort of 100-year old hemlock that emerged beneath the ancient snags now dominates the forest overstory.
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Dear Mr. Wisch,
Three months ago, Hilary Franz made a promise to protect forests that are nearing old growth on state forestlands. The "Serenity Now" timber sale, proposed by DNR in May, would include logging and road building in one of the largest remaining roadless areas south of Mt. St. Helens. These untouched forests are more than 100 years old, and have never been previously logged.
We are in the midst of a global warming crisis, and an unprecedented decline in global biodiversity. Now is not the time to be logging virgin forests, or replacing fire resistant older forests with young, fire-prone tree plantations that are susceptible to future climate disturbances.
The logging of mature legacy forests on DNR managed lands also violates Board of Natural Resources policies intended to preserve older forests, which dictate old growth forests must be protected. These forests play a critical role in preserving genetic diversity and biological legacies of the old growth forests that once dominated the Pacific Northwest. I urge you to cancel this timber sale.
Thank you for listening.
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Tell DNR to STOP
building roads through the largest remaining Roadless Area south of Mt. St. Helens
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